This course introduces students to the basic concepts and logic of statistical reasoning and gives the students introductory-level practical ability to choose, generate, and properly interpret appropriate descriptive and inferential methods. In addition, the course helps students gain an appreciation for the diverse applications of statistics and its relevance to their lives and fields of study. The course does not assume any prior knowledge in statistics and its only prerequisite is basic algebra.
This course includes expository text, simulations, case studies, comprehension tests, and interactive learning exercises.
This course is the same as Probability & Statistics with one exception: a streamlined version of the Probability section that forgoes the classical treatment of probability in favor of an empirical approach using relative frequency. This path includes only those concepts that are necessary to support a conceptual understanding of the role of probability in inference.